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Audi announces partnership with Alfa Romeo Sauber for 2026


Audi will enter Formula 1 in 2026 as a factory team for Sauber, the German manufacturer has announced.

Following confirmed plans to build a power unit for the sport, Audi on Wednesday detailed detailed plans to buy a stake in the Swiss team and supply its power units.

Sauber, which currently races as Alfa Romeo in a partnership with Ferrari, will continue to develop and manufacture the car, as well as run race weekends, while Audi will create the motor unit.

“We are delighted to have won such an experienced and capable partner for our ambitious F1 project,” said Oliver Hoffmann, Member of the Board of Management for Technical Development at AUDI AG.

“We already know the Sauber Group with its state-of-the-art facilities and experienced team from previous collaborations and are confident that together we will form a strong team.”

Alfa Romeo currently sit sixth in the F1 Constructors’ Championship for 2022 with drivers Valtteri Bottas and Guanyu Zhou both entered for next season.

“Audi is the Sauber Group’s best partner,” says Finn Rausing, Chairman of Sauber Holding.

“It is clear that the two companies share the same values ​​and the same vision. We look forward to achieving our common goals through a strong and successful partnership.